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Bead&Button August 2017

As the complete beading resource, Bead & Button features innovative and unique projects by top jewelry designers that challenge and inspire readers of all skill levels to learn, grow and excel in their beading. Every project is fully tested for clarity and dependability so that readers can master the skills needed to create beautiful jewelry pieces.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Kalmbach Publishing Co. - Magazines
Frequency:
Bimonthly
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in this issue

2 min.
destination bead

FIND THE BEAD STRAND As always, I hope you’ll play along with this issue’s Find the Bead Strand challenge. Email me by September 3 with the page the hidden strand is on (put “Find the bead strand” in the subject line). We’ll pick a name at random the following week to win a copy of Teresa Morse’s book, Learn to Use Two-Hole Beads. Congratulations to Margarita Johnston of Grafton, Wisconsin, who won our April issue contest after finding the strand on p. 71. Ah, summer vacation! Countless days at the local park, swimming, playing, catching fireflies. As a kid I lived for it, of course, and the days seemed to stretch out endlessly before me. And what says summer vacation more than a road trip? Whether touring destinations near or far, this classic…

1 min.
facet

Visit Bead&Button’s new website for free projects, videos, blogs, galleries, design challenges, and more, all updated daily. Photo Galleries This month’s featured artist Karen “Sam” Norgard’s beadwork ascends beyond traditional beading with her large-scale sculptural pieces. See more of her impressive work in our photo gallery. utilize upcycled materials See more necklaces by featured Your Work artist Jody Mitchell (p. 16) that favorite features of six portable bead looms. Jane Danley Cruz shares her Learn to use Beadalon’s Spin-n-Bead bead spinner and its handy new Quick Change trays that enable you to change beads without having to completely empty and reload the spinner. VisitBead&Buttononline at FacetJewelry.com…

3 min.
traveling & beading?

Do you have a favorite tip or product that you use when SHARE YOUR TRAVEL TIPS AT facebook.com/BeadandButton When traveling by train, I get inspired by passing landscapes. I also imagine what jewelry other travelers might wear, and then test the ideas when I return home. – Magdalena Dec When traveling and beading, I usually put my supplies in a padded camera bag with the main compartment divided by movable padding so my beads, tools, and stringing materials arrive safe and sound. – Debora Hodoyer I don’t usually travel with my chain mail. However, I do have a need to keep my hands busy, so I often carry a knit or crochet project with me. As a bonus, the change of focus often leads to new chain mail ideas. – Karen Karon Bring molding compound! (See page 56.) – Irina…

2 min.
bead soup

BEADING TRENDS, TIPS, NEWS, REVIEWS, PROJECTS, AND MORE! What’s Happening >> I BR AKE FOR BEADS! 1Carmel Valley, CA Picard Trade Bead Museum picardbeads.com Stroll through the museum dedicated to the history and beauty of African trade beads. Showcased are more than 50,000 beads and ornaments, including Nigerian coral powder-glass beads. Complementing the displays are African sculptures and textiles, as well as a gift shop complete with collector beads. 2Phoenix, AZ Heard Museum heard.org Visit Heard to experience exquisite Native peoples’ beaded artwork, emphasizing both aesthetic and cultural themes. The collection includes contemporary and historic American Indian artists’ beading. If you can’t make it to the preeminent museum, an online collection offers a sampling of the magnificent work. 3New York, NY, and Washington, D.C. National Museum of The American Indian nmai.si.edu The NMAI features collections of twoand three-dimensional beadwork from…

1 min.
what’s new?

FINDINGS >> Strength & Beauty Personalize your jewelry with this assortment of charms and small buttons by TieraCast, with images inspired by their “You” collection. The six symbols on the charms represent personal spirit, strength, and determination. The new 12 mm mini buttons feature four of their most popular designs plus three new styles, including one that can hold a Swarovski #2088 SS34 flatback crystal. Look for them at your local bead store. BEADS >> ZoliDuo beads What makes ZoliDuo beads different than other two-hole beads is that there is a lefthand and a right-hand bead. In sample 1, the pink beads are the right-hand beads with the convex edge on the right and the tip pointing to the left. The green beads are the left-hand beads with the convex edge on the left and the…

1 min.
bead reads

Flora: The Art of Jewelry By Patrick Mauriès and Évelyne Possésé This inspirational book is the first in a series featuring French jewelry that celebrates flowers and nature. The pieces range from the 17th century to present day, and are from the Musée des Arts Decoratifs collection in Paris. Accompanying the 112 magnificient photos are details about the construction and the time period in which they are from. Meander through the intricate works of art, and be inspired by designers from the past through the present. Thames & Hudson ISBN: 978-0-500519-42-4 thamesandhudsonusa.com Pearl Buying Guide By Renée Newman In Renée’s 6th edition of the Pearls Buying Guide, she clearly explains everything you need to know about pearls, illustrated by many beautiful and detailed photos. She explains the different types, shapes, and colors of pearls, how to evaluate them…